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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject: 165-SR 15 tires Reply with quote

I am going to add the stock tire size threads to this sticky going back a few months is all.

This is for starters...

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=292874

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=291252&highlight=165


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=280082&highlight=165

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=286556&highlight=165


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=268344&highlight=165


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=283775&highlight=165


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=276233&highlight=165


Also some threads with alternative titles/sizes etc that might help

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=294486&highlight=165



http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=293605&highlight=165


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=259689&highlight=165
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea on the sticky. This has been coming up a lot lately.

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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good thread will be good for later on. Also to add to this for those who are having hard time trying to find those tires JCwhitney has them as well i know that place is not quality but just to let you guys know that.
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hie, i realise that many japanese cars are starting to go with skinny tyres on large diametre rims. such like toyota avanza uses 185/15 and some other smaller cars with 175/15(low profile) im nt into the low profile. i ryte now have 175/15 on my bug, its a dunlop made in germany. have no idea what car it was meant for but it seems pretty good. i might go for 185/15 later on. bt i plan to put on some spacers up front, not too wide, just enuf so that i can have a slightly wider turning radius. regards, dev
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brett Ross wrote:
good thread will be good for later on. Also to add to this for those who are having hard time trying to find those tires JCwhitney has them as well i know that place is not quality but just to let you guys know that.


I tried to order 'em at Whitney a week ago and they said that they were discontinued...
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Discontinued already? Jeez, I thought they were like, a new listing item!

I just looked and Whitney's website shows them, but says "will ship in 2-3 weeks", and with an "F" part number means they don't stock them directly, but have someone else ship them out. I was thinking about ordering them, "just to have" while they have them on a 4-for-the-price-of-3 special. Heck, I just checked and they have a free shipping deal going today as well. I wonder if that would apply for those, probably not.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Product/Pr-p_Pr...p?Ntt=tire
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

175/65-15 are for the standard equipment wheels on current MINI Coopers.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rome wrote:
175/65-15 are for the standard equipment wheels on current MINI Coopers.


Will that size work on stock VW wheels?
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want the same height tire as stock, then that one would not match, it would be approximately an inch and a half smaller in diameter. It would probably work OK otherwise though.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i run those size tyres on my bug. it isn't so bad. my tyres are some dunlop SP made in germany. however, if iim not mistaken the mini coopers use run flats on their cars allowing making them expensive. the new mini doesnt have a spare tyre to save weight. but someone willing might just be able to run such tyres.... regards, dev
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we have a bunch on the shelf if anyone needs them.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Search?catalogI...@yahoo.com

Whitney has EMPI?? tires in 165R15.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a Kumho Power Star 758. Good tire, though Tire Rack sells the same one for $40...then again, they don't have them in stock.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:25 am    Post subject: need 135,145,165/80/15 tires???? found them!! Reply with quote

I found a company that sells 145/80/15's for $135/pr. Company name is GEARWORKS....Their link is: http://www.gearworksmfg.com/ or call 815-895-0244 if you can't find the size you need. Ask for Gene.
Another two sources are http://www.tires-easy.com, 165's for $49, and http://tiresavings.com 165/15 from $49-58


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kumho-Power-Star-75...enameZWD1V
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are in stock at cip1.com
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Coker has a cheap set (yes you read that correctly) Reply with quote

Coker is selling 175/80/R15 BF Goodrich tires for $46 each. These should work just fine on a standard 15 x 4.5 inch stock rim. I just ordered a set this week to replace my old 165R15's.

http://store.coker.com/prod/17580r15-bfg-touring-ta-qr4-bw.html
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those tires will work out to about 26" tall, slightly taller than stock. That wouldn't be a problem for me, I'd previously mentioned those tires in one of the other threads on this topic and that I might try them myself at some point.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,
I got a set of Metric 165R15 from Discount tire in Raleigh.
It took ~3 weeks to get them.

They told me that the Kumhos were available & then a week later told me they were not. Then they located these tires in Cali & had them shipped to NC.

The tires are Kelly Springfield, made for Goodyear. They are called the "Arizonan"

I asked the dealer if they were old tires that had been sitting around for years. He said no & showed me the mark that indicated it was made in the 13th week of 2008.

So they are in production to some scale.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mpt2 wrote:
Hello,
I got a set of Metric 165R15 from Discount tire in Raleigh.
It took ~3 weeks to get them.


How much?
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